York Street gardens will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 9. Chatfield Farms will be closed during the day on Dec. 9. Both York Street and Chatfield Farms will be open for Blossoms of Light and Trail of Lights on Dec. 9.
Have a gardening question? We’ve got the answer! Contact Colorado Master Gardeners at Denver Botanic Gardens.
Stop by the Gardening Help Desk in the Helen Fowler Library (free with Gardens admission):
- April – Oct.: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; Noon – 4 p.m.
- Nov. – March: Tuesday, Noon – 4 p.m.
For over 10 years Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado State University (CSU) Extension Colorado Master Gardeners have collaborated to provide help to home gardeners. Colorado Master Gardeners tap into the knowledge of the Gardens and CSU Extension to provide sound scientific research-based horticulture information that is applicable to our diverse and sometimes challenging Colorado climate.
- Gardens Navigator — Locate and learn about thousands of plants from Denver Botanic Gardens' collections, learn more about the Gardens and its exhibitions, and create a personalized tour.
- Recommendations from the Helen Fowler Library — Specially selected websites providing information on a wide range of gardening, botanical and horticultural topics.
- Plant Select® — Plant names, color photos, growing tips and basic information for gardens from the high plains to the intermountain region.
- Planttalk® Colorado — Timely and reliable essays on all aspects of horticulture and gardening in Colorado. Find Xeriscape practices here.
- Plant Something Colorado — Inspiration and information from pros who know what it takes to grow a beautiful, bountiful landscape in Colorado.
Alert From the Experts
The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) has been confirmed in Colorado. This invasive Asian beetle has decimated ash trees in the Midwest since its discovery in 2002, costing millions of dollars to homeowners and cities. Early detection is key to controlling the emerald ash borer! Look for signs of infestation and report them to your county extension office.
Denver Parks & Recreation has started a campaign called “Be A Smart Ash.” Spend some time on their website and learn how you can help protect your ash and our urban canopy by identifying, treating and replacing Denver’s ash trees.